MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER 22, 2008, 5:00 p.m.


The Price City Council meeting convened in regular session on October 22, 2008, in the Price City Hall Council Chambers, Room 104 at 5 p.m.


Present:           Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                          City Recorder, Laurie Tryon

                        Councilmember Rick Davis                Community Director, Nick Tatton                 

                        Councilmember Jeanne McEvoy       

                        Councilmember Kathy Hanna-Smith 

                        Councilmember Jeff Nielson

                        Councilmember Richard Tatton

Others: Kate Alleman, United Way




MOTION.  Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to open the public hearing at 5:04 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.


Mayor Joe L. Piccolo, opened the public hearing at 5:04 p.m. for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and stated that this hearing is being called to consider potential projects for which funding may be applied under the 2009 CDBG Program. It was explained that the grant money must be spent on projects benefiting primarily low and moderate-income persons. The Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments Region of which Price City is a member, is expecting to receive approximately $500,000 in this new program year. All eligible activities that can be accomplished under this program are identified in the CDBG Application Guide and interested persons can review it at any time. Mayor Piccolo read several of the eligible activities listed such as: construction of public works and facilities, i.e.: water and sewer lines, fire stations, acquisition of real property, provision of public services such as food banks or homeless shelters. Also eligible are loan programs for private businesses which would then hire low income persons and the program can also pay for housing rehabilitation for low income homeowners or for persons owning rental housing for lower income persons. Mayor Piccolo indicated that in the past the City has received CDBG funds for ADA access projects and pedestrian pathways (sidewalks) leading to income targeted housing and for recreation improvements at South Park. The Mayor handed out its capital improvement plan as part of the regional “Consolidated Plan”. This list shows which projects Price City has identified as being needed in the community. It was asked that anyone with questions, comments or suggestions during the hearing please identify themselves by name, before they speak. The City Recorder will include all names in the minutes and the City would like to specifically respond to all questions and suggestions from the public during the hearing. Mayor Piccolo, then opened the meeting up to further suggestions from the audience. Nick Tatton, Price City Community Director stated that some of the City’s water lines are in need of replacement and could possibly be listed among the CDBG projects. Those in question are: 400 South between 100 East and 200 East; 100 East between 300 South and 400 South; 300 South between 100 East and 200 East and 400 South between Carbon Avenue and 100 East. Nick Tatton also proposed installation of a sewer line grease trap to reduce or eliminate sewer back-ups in the south Price area that has recently been surveyed for LMI determinations. Councilmember Davis proposed curb, gutter and sidewalks as a project in the same survey area. Mayor Piccolo responded to all project suggestions and led a discussion regarding project priorities, and funding availability through the CDBG program and Price City capacity to complete the proposed projects. No further public comment was received. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to close the public hearing at 5:24 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried. MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to accept the CDBG project as outlined and for staff to proceed with the CDBG funding request. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton with the. No further suggestions or responses were provided. The hearing as adjourned at 5:25 p.m.








                                                                        Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor







Laurie Tryon, City Recorder